30 Jun June comes to an end here in Raleigh
Where has the month of June gone? I’m sure we are not the only ones who are asking that question. It’s been a busy month here in Raleigh with our Summer LINK team. Here are a few of the things our team has been doing:
- Equip Nights
Monday nights are equip nights. We have a church member host our team in their home for dinner and teaching. Our first equip night was with Chris and Tracy Rafferty who spoke on children’s ministry, missions, and about being faithful where you are. This past week, Chris and Sarah Hlavacek hosted our team and talked to us about finances. We learned that the goal of getting our finances under control isn’t to be rich; it’s to become a generous giver.
Being near Southeastern has given us the opportunity to gather together a few different teachers to discuss evangelism and discipleship as it relates to different religions, contexts, and ideologies. Dr. Greenham talked to us about reaching the Muslim community, Zack Nelson spoke on the topic of homosexuality, and Dr. McKenzie discussed evangelism in the workplace. We look forward to more guest teachers in the month of July.
- Wake Tech Outreach
On Thursday mornings, our team goes to Wake Tech, a community college in Raleigh, and uses the evangelism tool called Soularium. Soularium provides fifty 4×6 original photographic images and 5 simple exploring questions that allow the user to engage in one-on-one spiritual conversations with non-believers. Our hope is to build relationships with students and begin discipling them.
- Power Camp
June 13-17 was Power Camp at Open Door Church. Power Camp is a week-long summer sports and performing arts day camp for children grades K4-6th. Power Camp is high energy, Christ-centered, and packed with fun. Our team served in many different areas of Power Camp, including: snacks, music, drama, and recreation.
- Creed Camp
Part of our team spent last week with our middle school and high school students at Creed Camp in Fayetteville, NC. Our theme this year was “Encounter: Compassion Without Compromise.” We looked at Jesus’ interactions with the woman at the well, the rich young ruler, the group of proud religious leaders, and the convicted criminal on death row. Our prayer was that the students would encounter Jesus that week. It was such a fruitful time. Many of our students were convicted to lay down the rocks (sins, burdens, etc.) that they had been carrying and to deal with the things that had kept them from going all in for Christ.
We look forward to see what the Lord is going to do in the month of July. Continue to pray for our team as next month is filled with equip nights, outreach at Wake Tech and YMCA, our mission trip to Greensboro, and the SLINK debrief in Boston.
For the Kingdom,